Thursday, May 30, 2013

My Birthday Bash!

 This has been the best birthday ever!!! My two best friends (Since I was 5 years old) came to visit me in Texas. We had been talking about us all getting our families together for the past year and it finally came through on my Birthday weekend.
 And of course we took them to the Stockyards to get a taste of the Texas feel.
 I always love our pictures together since we all have a different hair color.
 Thank goodness all of our husbands get along.  (At least we hope they do :)  This is Lyette's little guy Cedric (Ced Stud), and her husband Kurt.  We all ended up marrying tall skinny guys! Kinda funny.
 This is Sara's son Jonah.  He is a busy body!
 He loved the rain
 The weather was so strange this time of year.  We got poured on and it was much cooler this time of year than it has been in the past few years.  But we were NOT complaining!
 Austin riding the bull at the Stockyards
 After the cattle drive
 I think he needs a pony!
 Looks like a natural
 Blake got along well with Sara and Lyette
 Wait just a minute while I put my spur on...
 They cooked me a delicious Sunday Steak BBQ meal for my birthday!!! And put up decorations.  It was a fun day!
 Pictures are a little out of order. This was also at the stockyards.  Baby Ced didn't like getting close to the horse. Look at that face! He let out a shrill cry right after this.
 Taking his first ride
 My delicious ice cream birthday cake made by Lyette!
 Austin and Blake even got presents from Grandma Hair!
 Thanks Grandma!
 Sara is very animated with her book reading and Blake just ate it up.
 We went down to Benbrook Lake to try out the canoe.
 Down by the banks of the hanky panky...
 Cheetoh Addict...oops...I mean I am.
 It was so fun eating lunch on the tailgate!
 Rocky beach. Austin and Blake loved throwing rocks in!
 Canoe time!
When it was their turn...Kurt was the last to go in and as he sat down the canoe rocked and tipped over! Lyette was on her back with the baby on top of her and thankfully neither of them went under since the water was so shallow! Cedric sure didn't like that, but we all got a good laugh out of it!

 Sara entertaining my boys!
 Blake pushing Jonah in the Jeep
Our fun trip came to an end! It was so fun staying up after the kids went to bed and playing games and eating ice cream.  Our lives sure have changed a lot since having kids.  But we feel like our friendship is still the same even after all these years! Love these girls!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Last Pics of the Beach!

 Tyler did a great job entertaining all the kids while we all relaxed! :)
 Austin played disc golf with Tyler one day while we were resting and Tyler stuck a pretzel in his mouth after he fell asleep on the way back.
 Spencer broke his leg while we were there...*take a close look at the leg sand sculpture
 I made this horse in the sand
 Tyler made this sand castle.  Bonnie made a really awesome HUGE turtle that the kids could sit on top and I somehow didn't get a picture of it! Sad. It was awesome.
 Fun in the sand!
 More fun in the sand!
 Family Pic outside the vacation rental

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

More Beach Fun! The Aquarium

We went to the Aquarium on Day 2 at the beach.  Austin, Makayla, and Blake watching the HUGE sea turtles. They were fun to watch swim.

 The big dolphin tank was really cool too.  The dolphins like to show off.

 Ohhhhh Blake.  His hair is finally starting to get thicker!
 They had a lot of fish to look at!

 We went to the bird show which really ended up being an animal show.  They had a good variety of animals they showcased in their skit.  Austin and Makayla wanted a closer look after it was over.
 Being goofy waiting for the Dolphin show to begin
 Tyler and Bonnie were picked to be judges for the Dolphin show! They held up numbers to judge the two dolphins as they did their tricks.  The cards were rigged so that one judge always gave one of the dolphins a bad score so the dolphin splashed them reeeeeeeeal good.  Good thing it was hot!
 The dolphins were Kai and Shadow.  This was definitely my favorite part of the aquarium
TA DA!!!!